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A roundup of new product offerings announced at the annual Bio-IT World conference held this week in Boston, Mass.

BGI said this week that it has launched a joint bioinformatics and computing laboratory with the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies this week said that it will invest $20 million in expanding its cell culture facility in Inchinnan, Scotland.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics today announced a memorandum of understanding to use next-generation sequencing to improve crop breeding.

Richard Scheuermann has been appointed to director of informatics at the J. Craig Venter Institute, effective May 1.

By Monica Heger
Despite the technical challenges of single-cell sequencing, researchers have begun using the technique to better study single bacterial species from metagenomic samples.

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A new study finds that three dimensional facial scans may be able to aid in diagnosing rare genetic diseases.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.